The official app of Model Rail magazine, a must-have for modellers and crafters alike.
Model Rail is packed full of the latest new model reviews, expert 'how to' projects and inspirational layouts. Fire your imagination with great track plans you can build, and inspiration from the real railway, not to mention Model Rail's exclusive range of model locomotives.

Our favourite features include:
- The full magazine delivered to your phone or tablet as soon as it arrives in shops.
- Browse and download back issues so you can learn new skills.
- Adjust the text size to make reading easy on your screen.
- Search for any term to learn something new or find a new product.

Do you love railway modelling? We do too! Model Rail magazine is jam-packed with the latest news, reviews, inspiring features, and the best practical techniques from some of the hobby’s most passionate modellers.

Every issue in this app is packed with:
- The country’s finest home and club layouts
- Stunning photography and video
- Unbiased and in-depth product reviews
- Expert tips and layout plans
- Inspirational real railway subjects

We cover every stage of the hobby – from buying a first train set, right through to museum standard finescale modelling.

In our unique ‘Workbench’ section, we tackle a wide range of modeling skills and projects. Our expert writers and model-makers will help you to get the most from your hobby and help you build the layout of your dreams.

Whether you're a novice or have enjoyed the hobby for many years, Model Rail magazine involves everyone.

We are the go-to publication to answer all your modelling questions, give in-depth step-by-step demonstrations and inspire your layouts.

Join the Model Rail community today!

PLEASE NOTE: This app is optimised for iOS 11, 12 & 13. It's also built for devices that run 64-bit processors, or more. If you're using an iPad 1 or 2, iPad Mini 1 or iPhone 5 (or before) you may struggle to run this app smoothly.

Your subscription will automatically renew each billing period, and you will be charged through your iTunes account within 24-hours prior to the end of the current cycle. You can turn off auto-renew at any time from your iTunes account settings up until 24-hours before the end of the current period, but refunds will not be provided for any unused portion of the term. Please visit our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service for more information:

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What’s New

Version 8.3

This update fixes a problem that a small number of users had when restoring their purchases. So you can get to the latest edition of your favourite magazine even quicker!

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
58 Ratings

58 Ratings

Stickybits ,

Easy to subscribe to a year of Model Rail

I received an iPad just this week. First app was Model Rail and I have already subscribed to a years worth of magazines plus downloaded a couple weeks f back issues that I had missed in print over I here in Australia. I work offshore and can now take my iPad with my favourite read with out loading up my bag on the helicopter with hard copy mags - a real easy to use process thanks MR!

See box ,


After repeated attempts to get it to work on a 4 yr old iPad I've given up ( thought I could view it on a laptop but no) wasted time and money cancelled my subscription

Developer Response ,

Hi See box, Thank you for contacting us about this. I realize this is a bit late, but hope we can still get access to reading the issues you have purchased in the past. Please contact us at so that we can do so! Hope to hear from you. Kind regards

gaucij ,

Buggy app!

Paid for a magazine that I can’t even read!

A slow, unresponsive and clunky app that doesn’t make reading this magazine an enjoyable experience.

Haven’t used this app in 5 years, thought I’d give it another go and just as bad.

Using an iPhone X


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53.3 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



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  1. Model Rail magazine Subscriptions $62.99
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